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News and tidbits from the travel industry

Month: April 2022

Upscale Hotels Bet on Personalization That Goes Deeper

True hotel luxury means choosing what my hotel room looks and feels like. It means a hotel room where I feel at home — or stimulated by a very different environment.Maud Bury

‘Concorde pricing’ as British Airways struggles to maintain Heathrow flight schedules

While seats on a wide range of European and domestic flights from Heathrow are still showing as available on its website, the economy fares are set at levels designed to deter any rational traveller from buying them. […] On a range of routes, including to Frankfurt, Geneva, Milan and Nice, the price-per-mile is even higher than the top fare on Concorde when it flew between London and New York.Simon Calder (The Independent)

Paris to build $145M cable car system

Scheduled to open in 2025, the “Cable 1” project will travel from the Parisian suburb of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges to the Pointe du Lac station in Creteil in the Île-de-France region within just 17 minutes, less than half the time the journey would take on a bus.Tamara Hardingham-Gill (CNN)

Rising Fares, Low-Cost Airlines: Navigating the New Reality in the Sky

As travelers make their plans for upcoming spring and summer travel, they can expect to see airfares inching up — pushed by seasonal demand, inflation and oil price spikes — while new routes are expanding as both American and foreign airlines aim to encourage a return to international travel.Elaine Glusac (New York Times)

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